Metal or plastic fasteners, hinges, doorknobs (pulls); used on
cabinetry, doors and contents items.
A removable or hinged cover in a roof or floor system.
A chemical or agent that is harmful or can cause injury by any
degree to humans or animals.
A structural member that crosses over an opening, used to support
trusses, joists, etc.
The vibration of molecules, energy, can change the substance of a
chemical, also used to
structurally dry water damaged buildings.
A distinct line along a wall or ceiling representing areas effected
Common unit of measure of the quantity of heat is the British
Thermal Unit (Btu).
always flows toward a substance of lower temperature until the
temperatures of the two substances equalize, and travels by;
conduction, convection or radiation.
High efficiency particulate arresting filter, capable of collecting
99.8% of air particles.
Damages that are not readably noticeable, hidden behind a wall,
between floors, etc.; latent reaction or discovery.
Materials having a permeance factor of > 10, having an excellent
absorption and evaporation rate.
A carpet and upholstery cleaning process where soils are sprayed
with a cleaning agent and hot water and removed with a vacuum; truck
mount or portable.
An electrical/mechanical device used to increase moisture in the
Dampness, measurement of moisture in the air.
Heating, ventilating and air conditioning, a mechanical system
consisting of a furnace, air conditioner and ductwork, HVAC system.
The operation of machinery through the force of a liquid.
A compound containing hydrogen and carbon atoms which are associated
with current and past life.
H6F6, H4F4, H2F2 or HF dependent on temperatures, the reaction of
sulfuric acid with solid fluorides, corrosive, used in etching
H, flammable colorless gas.
HCl, gaseous matter, produced in fires from the decomposition of
PVC, will turn into hydrochloric acid of the same formula HCl when
mixed with moisture through a process called hydrolysis.
The positively charged ion in an acid.
H2O2, a bleaching agent, very unstable, antiseptic, produced when
moisture is mixed with ozone, O3.
A chemical reaction, the decomposition of a chemical by taking
water, hydrogen chloride when mixed with water turns into
Water pressure, generally on or against the exterior of a basement
The negative charged OH (oxygen + hydrogen) radicals in an organic
A meter or device that measures the humidity of the air.
To absorb and retain water from the air.
Chlorine bleach, salt of hypochlorous acid.